Maria Root

21 October 1807–28 February 1883 (Age 75)
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Maria

When Maria Root was born on 21 October 1807, in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Mark Root, was 42 and her mother, Abigail Woodruff, was 38. She married Willard Franklin Mills on 2 June 1830, in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Galesburg, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States in 1870 and Charleston Township, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States in 1880. She died on 28 February 1883, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Galesburg, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Willard Franklin Mills
1808–1898
Maria Root
1807–1883
Marriage: 2 June 1830
Edward Asa Mills
1831–1851
Delia Ann Mills
1832–1922
Lucy Maria Mills
1834–1875
Henrietta Mills
1837–1911
Elihu Mills
1839–1841
Sarah Jane Mills
1842–1917
Charlotte Callender Mills
1844–1934
Emily Root Mills
1845–1900
Julia Wilcox Mills
1847–1847
Harriet Julia Mills
1848–1888
Willard Franklin Mills Jr.
1850–1933
Edward Orester Mills
1852–1854

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 June 1830
Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States
children

(12)

    Edward Asa Mills

    Male1831–1851Male

    Delia Ann Mills

    Female1832–1922Female

    Lucy Maria Mills

    Female1834–1875Female

    Henrietta Mills

    Female1837–1911Female

    Elihu Mills

    Male1839–1841Male

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Mark Root

    Male1764–1834Male

    Female1769–1841Female

siblings

(13)

    Delia Root

    Female1788–1808Female

    Edward Root

    Male1790–1850Male

    Henry Root

    Male1792–1853Male

    Esther Root

    Female1794–1822Female

    Orestes Root

    Male1797–1851Male

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1808

Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812

Age 5

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 22

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English rote ‘glad’ (Old English rōt).2 English: metonymic occupational name for a player on the rote, an early medieval stringed instrument (Middle English, Old French rote, of uncertain origin but apparently ultimately akin to Welsh crwth).3 Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by a retting place (Dutch root, a derivative of ro(o)ten ‘to ret’, akin to modern English rot), a place where flax is soaked in tubs of water until the stems rot to release the linen fibers.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Maria Mills in household of Willard Mills, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Maria Mills in household of Willard Mills, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Maria R Mills in household of Willard Mills, "United States Census, 1880"

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